Saturday, November 12, 2011

Top 5 Biotech Companies in India

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) was set up by the Government of India under the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1986, to give a boost to the Biotech industry in India. India has become a hub of Biotechnology activity in the last decade. It is an ideal ground to set up biotech companies.

Currently there are more than 300 biotech companies in India. Among them, some of the best Biotech Companies in India, include the following:

  • Biocon, Bangalore – Biocon is India’s leading Biotech Company, established in 1978, with focus on the development of biopharmaceuticals. Biocon is the first biotechnology company to receive ISO 9001 certification in India.
  • Panacea Biotec, New Delhi – Panacea Biotec is a highly progressive research-based company involved in the manufacturing and marketing of branded pharmaceutical formulations, vaccines and natural products.
  • Serum Institute of India, Pune – Serum Institute of India was established in 1966, and is a manufacturer of immunobiologicals including vaccines. Serum became accredited by the World Health Organization in 1994, after which it began exporting vaccines from India.
  • Nicholas Piramal, Mumbai – Nicholas Piramal is a globally integrated healthcare company principally engaged in manufacturing and sale of bulk drugs and formulations. The company provides therapeutic products in the area of analgesic/anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, antihistamines, anti fungal, antiseptics, cardiovascular and central nervous system.
  • Wockhardt, Mumbai – Wockhardt is a global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company located in Mumbai,  which was established in the early 1960s. The company is involved in the manufacture of bio-pharmaceuticals, nutrition products, vaccines, and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

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